E30 M3 number 2. 18/12/18 fresh paint!

Doing a minor build / restoration or an epic one, post it here
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Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:25 am

I always look forward to updates on this thread. Looking excellent as always.
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Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:46 pm

As usual your workmanship on that car is second to none,its truly amazing well done ! By the way ive i read your article in BMW car on my flight to Munich on Friday to visit BMW classic,your place looks very good and a great article.
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Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:14 pm

I haven't managed to get a copy yet. :cry:
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Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:15 pm

Oh Lord! Your mate Jimbo would be very impressed!!
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Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:42 am

Fantastic thread and great article.
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:00 pm

We need an update Barry
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Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:09 pm

Apologies for the lack of updates! Its been a hectic few months running BMR but progress has been made.

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The metal brake and fuel pipes that were fitted to BMW's of this period were an olive green and when you buy new replacements from BMW they are now black.... which wont do.

Using a pipe that hadn't rusted badly, i got a tin of paint colour matched to the original to give the new pipes a coat. Fitted up with new metal clips gave a result im happy with,

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The original 55ltr fuel tank despite being solid and not leaking was not in great shape so a new one was bought and painted in the correct satin black finish, New hoses and fittings were added before mounting with freshly plated bolts.

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The original fuel filler neck was blasted and painted in the correct satin black and fitted up with new connecting hoses and clips plus the grommet connecting it to the additional 15ltr tank in the luggage compartment.

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The trailing arms rear beam blasted and painted in satin black before.....

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being fitted up with all new bushes, bearings and the rebuilt LSD.

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Some of the nuts, bolts etc electro plated in the original finish used to refit the rear axle and other parts.

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Brake pad sensor wiring for the nearside front and offside rear tends to perish and break up. On some of the Japanese import E30's ive seen this rubber outer insulation has completely broken up and fallen off.

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Luckily this section of wiring loom is available new from BMW so both ends replaced.
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Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:03 pm

Your Attention to detail is truly amazing,you'd hope it never sees rain
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Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:43 pm

Super job. Love the attention to detail. :clap:

I will have to pick your brains at some point, when I get around to doing a bit more serious work to my E30.

Your work is definitely I would like to strive for in the future.
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Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:50 pm

Thanks guys!

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All four brake callipers were sent to www.biggred.co.uk for complete refurbishment in the original finish.

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Rears fitted up with new genuine discs and brembo pads and complete parking brake shoes , springs and cables.

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A new brake fluid reservoir tops off the 25mm 750i brake master cylinder and repainted brake servo. Also note the various reproduction labels by www.pukardesigns.com
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Wed May 01, 2019 8:39 am

So awesome, how long before it's back on the road?
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Wed May 01, 2019 9:30 am

this thread is making my mouth moist.....
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Epic
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